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121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: When will the price of gasoline change your habits? on: April 28, 2008, 02:37:23 AM
How do you like the look of this?



Saw this in someone's Yosemite pictures.  Prices are jacked up for the tourists of course, but damn....
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "King Hippo, go to the palace and punch out their defenses!" on: April 27, 2008, 01:29:01 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 26, 2008, 11:36:43 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on April 26, 2008, 11:23:46 PM

The Smurfs


buh?  live action?  saywhat

You mean you haven't seen the trailer?
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 26, 2008, 07:46:25 AM
One more...

124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 26, 2008, 07:02:47 AM






125  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone Try the New DECT 6.0 Cordless Phones? on: April 20, 2008, 06:48:18 PM
I got the Uniden DECT phones a couple months ago.  Works fine, no problems.  I never had any problems with the 5.8Ghz Uniden phones I had before either though.
126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 12, 2008, 06:44:33 PM
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two Tablespoons? Coffee Question on: March 29, 2008, 09:24:13 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 29, 2008, 05:37:35 PM

Theres an episode of Good Eats hosted by Alton Brown that addresses the perfect cup of coffee. Watch that. I love that show.

I was just going to bring that up.  Here's the Cliff's Notes version from the Food Network website.

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Regardless of method, brew using 2 heaping tablespoons of coffee for each 6 ounces of clean (filtered or bottled), cool water. If you prefer a milder cup, brew to full strength, and then dilute with hot water. Brewing with too little coffee will result in over-extraction, and that means bitterness.

If two tablespoons per cup sounds like too much then that last sentence tells you why your coffee sucks.   icon_smile
128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lost Empire: Immortals preview space 4X on: March 08, 2008, 11:43:32 PM
It's turn based strategy like GalCiv. The first one sounded good but was broken.  We'll see if they get it right this time.  Here's a review of the original.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 06, 2008, 04:40:59 AM






130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 28, 2008, 08:38:51 AM
131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 28, 2008, 07:47:42 AM
Ask and ye shall receive....

132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Scourge of Trajan on: January 13, 2008, 03:38:34 AM
Dude, you should've posted this one dude.

Protecting and Maintaining Your Heterosexual House of Cards

133  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 03, 2008, 05:38:20 AM
134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone try Transcendence? on: December 30, 2007, 08:43:30 PM
Tried it a couple years ago (and here's the OO thread to prove it  icon_wink) and thought it was fun but a bit simple.  Looks like they've improved on it immensely since then.  There's even a mod community for it.  I never played Space Rouge but anyone who likes Space Rangers or EV:Nova should give this a try.  The download is only 11MB.  Here's a recent review that would be worth a read.
135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Savage 2 Opens Beta *DEC 25 ONLY* on: December 26, 2007, 06:47:46 PM
Reposting my comments from OO but it looks like they're trying to address the newbie issue with a decent tutorial and some other game modes that don't require the RTS portion.  It was pretty hard on the old one to just jump in when it was so team focused.  I saw this preview on 1up for "duel mode" which just lets you do battle with other guys.  Sounds like a good way to get your skills up without having to worry about the other game mechanics. 

I haven't played more than the first half of the tutorial though I don't have much opinion on it either way yet.
136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Savage 2 Opens Beta *DEC 25 ONLY* on: December 24, 2007, 05:34:33 PM
I just found this, a Christmas present from the Savage 2 developers. 

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FREE Beta Access For New Accounts

All new accounts created on 12/25/2007 EST will be given Beta Access for the remainder of the beta.

If you already have an account, on Christmas Day, login at the top of the page at http://www.s2games.com and click the link that says "Activate My Demo Account For Beta" which will appear ONLY on 12/25

These new beta accounts will NOT be given access to the Beta Forums.

The game has a set release date of Wednesday, Jan 16, 2008.

Sounds like a good idea to drum up some interest.  Savage 2 had completely fallen off my radar and I hadn't heard anything about it in a while.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 11, 2007, 02:07:51 AM
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Here He Comes, Here Comes.... on: December 07, 2007, 06:35:28 AM
The live action Speed Racer trailer.  He's a demon and he's going to be raping your childhood.   icon_twisted
139  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: More videos from Japan on: December 03, 2007, 12:36:26 AM
Japanese Bruce Willis impersonator.:

http://www.videosift.com/video/Bruce-Willis-Impersonator
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Does your 1080p tv REALLY display 1080p? Answer: Nope! on: November 19, 2007, 05:28:08 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 17, 2007, 04:06:14 AM

Here's the motion test explanation:

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Static and Motion Resolution
A new test for this year takes a step further beyond the bandwidth test and judges how well a display is able to handle moving resolution. Because much of what we all watch has motion in it, this test is a valuable tool in judging what we'll really see when watching program material like sports and action movies or with gaming. A consumer electronics industry association created the FPD Benchmark Software for the Professional Blu-ray disc to "accurately evaluate the performance parameters" of displays. The test pattern I selected for our tests is called a monoscope pattern, which consists of a series of four black lines drawn so that they gradually become closer together to form a wedge pattern. You can see this series of wedges at the bottom, top, and sides of a center circle. To test horizontal motion resolution, you look at the bottom wedges. The first pattern is stationary, and the number listed is determined by how close the lines can be displayed and still be discerned as four separate lines. The numbers adjacent to the lines indicate the disc's resolution at those coordinates. The highest number—seen at the point where the four lines begin to merge or blur—is recorded as the static number.

The same pattern is also displayed moving from left to right. The software notes the point at which the pattern blurs and you can no longer distinguish the four lines. This test is somewhat subjective. For instance, I asked some of the store salespeople at the location where I conducted these tests to provide their observations. The numbers varied slightly from observer to observer, but it was always within 25 points of the number I selected. For the sake of consistency, I picked all of the numbers that are recorded in the chart. All the HDTVs I tested for stationary and motion performance were 1080p models.

So what they're measuring is latency not resolution.  Pretty much every current HD technology; plasma, LCD, DLP, LCoS, is fixed pixel meaning that the picture is made up of a grid of pixels that's always 1920x1080 for 1080p or 1280x720 for 720p.  The number of pixels doesn't change at any time, it physically can't.  The latency of the display on the other hand is going to affect what the resolution "appears" to be.  The latency holds enough residual image in the pixels as the object moves past them to give the screen the appearance of reduced resolution.  It is not a literally a different resolution even though the article makes it sound as if it is. 
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hawaiian Pizza on: November 07, 2007, 07:04:46 AM
Even better - Pineapple cheddar burger.  Yum!   nod

142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 07, 2007, 06:42:57 AM
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Draw envious looks when you stick a camera in your TWA/T!
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 27, 2007, 06:58:46 AM
144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will the real Doctor Who please stand up. on: October 24, 2007, 05:50:11 AM

Quote from: warning on October 23, 2007, 01:25:11 PM

AACK!!!! It's "Davison"!! Don't let that middle "d" sneak in there!! Bad "d"! Shoo!!

Doh!   Oops, 'd' again.  I mean oh!   icon_smile
145  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Will the real Doctor Who please stand up. on: October 23, 2007, 08:23:35 AM
Tom Baker.  (I think) His episodes were the first ones shown in the US and he had the longest run.  Post Baker I kinda liked Peter Davidson and Sylvester McCoy.  McCoy could have been a more memorable Doctor if he had better written episodes.  The show was definitely on it's last legs by then though.

David Tennant has been a great new Doctor.  I can't wait for the next new season to start.

146  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 14, 2007, 05:07:09 AM
 thumbsup  Lego Hawking is teh awesomest!   icon_lol
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good Laptop Backpacks? on: September 14, 2007, 05:01:40 AM
I've had a Samsonite laptop backpack for four or five years now.  Usually I'd go through a couple in that amount of time but this one is still as solid as the day I bought it.  Absolutely no signs of fraying or popped stitching at the usual weak points like the shoulder straps.  I also like that it's smaller than most laptop backpacks but still has plenty of useable space.  I didn't want another big and bulky bag and this one has been great.

This one looks like an updated version of mine but with some extra side pockets and a spare battery compartment on the front.  Nicer padding on the shoulder straps too.  There's also this "Executive backpack" model which looks nice and has some extra features but it's also almost twice as much.
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 07, 2007, 04:52:43 AM
EPA definition:  "Urban/suburban land uses are the most rapidly growing land use class generating non-point source loadings likely to seriously impair streams.  Impervious cover is the amount of land cover in roads, buildings and parking lots, and turf grass cover in a watershed and can seriously impact biotic integrity in associated streams."

So the pavement in the "not yours" frame is impervious cover that's destroying streams.  saywhat  Dunno.... cats hate water therefore...    retard

(I work with environmental engineers and I'm not sure they'd get it either.)
149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 05, 2007, 06:34:30 AM






150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: House on: August 30, 2007, 06:22:27 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 16, 2007, 02:27:41 PM

Edi looks too much like Foreman.

That might be intentional.  If Foreman, Chase and Cameron are still around House would have endless fun taunting them with a 'clone' team.  Edi as Foreman, Kal as Chase and Anne as Cameron.  Olivia Wilde for the future multi-episode sexual harassment suit plotline.   icon_lol

What would House want with a plastic surgeon?  Seems like an odd choice for the short list.
151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 28, 2007, 08:28:47 AM
152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 07, 2007, 03:28:22 PM




153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What robot genre needs ILM's special effects treatment next? on: July 10, 2007, 04:26:15 AM
Megas XLR



 icon_biggrin
154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 26, 2007, 05:27:28 AM
155  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 15, 2007, 07:52:23 AM


156  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 08, 2007, 08:53:15 AM
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 21, 2007, 05:46:29 PM








158  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: For The BSG people out there and Firefly people on: January 14, 2007, 08:50:57 AM
I've caught a few Firefly episodes on there but I didn't know about BSG.  I hope the BSGs are on a normal schedule, Firefly always seems to start on half hours so end up jumping in on the middle of an episode.
159  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Planet of the Apes on: January 14, 2007, 08:42:04 AM
I assume it's because he went into the future instead of the past. 
160  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 3 Pirates walk into a bar..... on: January 12, 2007, 06:13:01 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2007, 01:52:40 AM


Pull my saber.
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